Move over, traditional valentines. This year, our Middle Schoolers are sending stripe-en-tines.
The Middle School student council found a sweet way to celebrate the Stripes this Valentine's Day. With stripe-en-tines, students acknowledge a friend who lives the Stripes by sending them a card that includes the name of the Stripe they have exhibited and a short message of gratitude or support.
From living the Stripe of Kindness through helping a classmate on a project, to showing Courage in trying out for a play, the Stripes featured in each stripe-en-tine show that not only are our students committed to embodying our school's values, but that their friends appreciate seeing these values demonstrated.
Stripe-en-tines – with an accompanying lollipop, of course – were distributed to every Middle School student on Thursday morning. However, students were not the only recipients of these festive notes.
"The faculty were so energized by the idea that they're now sending their own stripe-en-tines to each other," explained Middle School Classics Teacher Melanie Subacus, who advises student council with fellow Middle School Classics Teacher Ashley Lewis. "There's been a lot of involvement so far – we probably have over 40 teachers who are sending stripe-en-tines."
Happy Stripe-en-tines Day to everyone in Middle School - and to the whole EA family.